Ayn Rand’s philosophy is a central tenet of today’s Republican Party and the moral code of anti-morality proudly cited and followed by high-profile billionaires and the president of the United States. by Thom Hartmann edited by O Society August 17, 2019 There’s a direct link between a sociopathic killer in 1927 and the GOP’s willingness to embrace … Continue reading Under Your Scars
"The main problem in Europe and for the whole Western world is we are in a deep spiritual crisis and nobody as yet has discovered it. If you want to understand what's going on in the world today, you need to have a spiritual dimension. You cannot understand only from a political point of view … Continue reading Our Deep Spiritual Crisis: Are Satanists Now the “Good Guys” in the Fight Against Evangelical Right-Wing Extremists?
https://youtu.be/wR3xwENK7Jo by Jim Kavanagh edited by O Society August 16, 2019 The two-year Mueller investigation of Donald Trump’s alleged collusion (“largely synonymous with conspiracy”) with Russia is over. Nothingburger. The 448-page Mueller Report has been published in full, and made into a dramatic hour-and-twenty-minute stage performance adapted by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright with a cast of Hollywood stars. Yawn. Then … Continue reading Dead Man’s Hand: The Impeachment Gambit
The U.S. is less of a nation than a collective, psychotic episode. by Phil Rockstroh edited by O Society August 16, 2019 Within day-to-day life in the nation, a cultural aura exists that shifts, mingles and merges between a sense of nervous agitation and displaced rage, in combination with a sense of weightlessness. The … Continue reading Mass Shootings in the White Noise of Anywhere USA
To get everyone up to speed on how we got here, the first four boxcars on this train of thought (or non-thought, as the case may be): Trump Controls the Message Because We Enable Him Who Really Controls the Message? Who Really Controls the Message: Bottlenecks & Amplifiers Who Really Controls the Message: Trumpets, Emotions, … Continue reading Control the Message: Haters Gonna Hate, Consumers Gonna Consume
by O Society August 12, 2019 Someone recently called me a "hypocrite." To which I reply, Am I a hypocrite? Yes. So what? So are you. So is every other human being on the face of the earth. It is a part of being human. Now go run off and play, preferably in some busy … Continue reading Hubris and Icarus Down by the Potemkin Schoolyard
8chan is not unique: selection biases and online psychology mean all unmoderated forums will devolve by Keith Spencer edited by O Society August 10, 2019 he website 8chan, an image and message board modeled after 4chan but committed to even less moderation, is in the news again after the revelation that the El Paso shooter used … Continue reading Why Unmoderated Online Forums Always Degenerate Into Fascism